children’s rights

Who’s Watching Left-behind Children?

Liz Carter at Tea Leaf Nation gives a summary of recent debates among weibo users over the safety and education of China’s 60 million “left-behind” children: As reports of sexual assault and even murder of...

Ministry of Truth: Occupiers, Workers, Molesters

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: Without exception, do not report or comment on [information] about...

Ching-Ching Ni: China’s Use of Child Labor Emerges From the Shadows

From the May 13 Los Angeles Times: The Chinese government officially forbids children under 16 from working, but critics say it does little to enforce the law. Statistics are hard to come by, but in some estimates, as many as 10 million school-age children are doing their part to turn China into a low-cost manufacturing […]

Study shows worrying trend of child abuse in China

From Reuters: A landmark survey on violence against children in China shows abuse is more widespread than previously believed and has a lasting effect on mental health… The survey of more than 3,500 adolescents undertaken by the All-China Women’s Federation, Peking University and UNICEF showed more than 50 percent of males taking part and one-third […]



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